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Evanston’s Patrick Clear and Paloma Nozicka Help Shape The Goodman’s ‘Teddy Ferrara’

Chicago’s Goodman Theatre bravely commissioned “Teddy Ferrara” from Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn. It is the provocative story of Gabe, a college senior who launches a gay campus group while falling deeply in love with new boyfriend Drew, an ambitious journalism student. Gabe’s best (and straight – or is he?) friend, Tim, is the able […]

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Former Evanstonian Stars in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’

Actor Finn Wittrock, 27, is in the midst of quite a run. A graduate of the prestigious Julliard drama program, the former Oakton Elementary School student won young audiences as the street-wise but soft-hearted Damon on “All My Children” in 2009. Now, after his absorbing portrayal of Happy Loman in Mike Nichols’ Tony Award-winning Broadway […]

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Evanston Tony Award-Winner Directs Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ at Steppenwolf

The costumes may reflect an earlier era, but Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” written in 1900, has comfortably found updated language and relatable circumstances thanks to the direction of Evanston’s Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and a fresh adaptation by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. The play centers around […]

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Steppenwolf Theatre Pairs Again with NU For Plays at Steppenwolf Garage

Steppenwolf Theatre and Northwestern University’s MFA programs secure their commitment to nurture and showcase the next generation of theatre artists with the announcement of the second annual NEXT UP, a three-production series to be presented in rotating repertory June 5-24 at The Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. NEXT UP features the work […]

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Evanston Actor Patrick Clear Featured in Mamet’s Tension-Charged ‘Race’ at the Goodman Theatre

The anticipated premiere of “Race” at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre was met with a bit of shock, buzz and ultimately a standing ovation. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, master craftsman of sharp dialogue, usually prepares audiences to hang on for the long haul (“American Buffalo,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Oleanna”) – but not here. “Race” blasts back […]